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Replace bulbs with LEDs, so far so good.

So far I replaced all interior lighting with LED Lights, Foot Courtesy Lights, Vanity Mirrors, Dome and Map Lights. Exterior changed the License Plate lights.

Next on the list is my HID Lights, which I already have just haven't got to it yet, LED 6000k switchback Turn Signals and LED 6000k Fog Lights.

After this, I think I'll be done with the light replacements! I'll send a list soon with all the lights and sized that I used and how to replace them all when I get them all done.
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Wow! That's a pretty big job. I bet it made a nice difference.

Looking forward to the list. Who did you buy the lamps from?

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I have the hids for the fogs, and just got my rear reflector lights in today but have no idea how hard the install with the sonar in the rear will be. I have the front turn switchbacks but cant figure out what wires to tap into for the resistors.
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I have the HIDs for the fogs, and just got my rear reflector lights in today but have no idea how hard the install with the sonar in the rear will be. I have the front turn switchbacks but cant figure out what wires to tap into for the resistors.
Did you install the fogs yourself? If so, how hard were they to change? Did you try the switchbacks without the resistors first? Some cars will work without them. Doesn't hurt to try, if they blink really really fast then you know you will need it.

There should be some documentation or even YouTube for help. Try this site: Super Bright Car LED Lights, LED Bulbs, Halo Headlights, LED Tail Lights
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Wow! That's a pretty big job. I bet it made a nice difference.

Looking forward to the list. Who did you buy the lamps from?

John
Thanks! There is a great local performance shop where I get most of my parts here in Maryland. Got the D1S 6000k Bulbs for $100.00 but you can get them pretty much anywhere online.
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Thanks! There is a great local performance shop where I get most of my parts here in Maryland. Got the D1S 6000k Bulbs for $100.00 but you can get them pretty much anywhere online.
Sounds good man. I did the same on my Optima. Haven't touched the Cadenza yet.

Would you guys be interested in us picking up lighting for the Cadenza?



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Did you install the fogs yourself? If so, how hard were they to change? Did you try the switchbacks without the resistors first? Some cars will work without them. Doesn't hurt to try, if they blink really really fast then you know you will need it.

There should be some documentation or even YouTube for help. Try this site: Super Bright Car LED Lights, LED Bulbs, Halo Headlights, LED Tail Lights
They need the resistors but I can not find a wiring diagram for them to splice into yet. I might have my dealer try to do the work or find a shop. I did this on the optima I had and it was easy.
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They need the resistors but I can not find a wiring diagram for them to splice into yet. I might have my dealer try to do the work or find a shop. I did this on the optima I had and it was easy.
You should be able to do this yourself and save some money. Take a look at these links. If these don't work, just have to keep searching for videos and diagrams.

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Even though its for a different car, should be similar to the way you hook it up. You will always have a positive and a ground wire.
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I did the map and dome lights already and led fogs which are awesome. need some 6000k headlights now to match the fogs. what size are the license plate bulbs?
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I did the map and dome lights already and led fogs which are awesome. need some 6000k headlights now to match the fogs. what size are the license plate bulbs?
Nice! His hard was the fog light replacements? Tue license plates I used 194 wedge bulbs.
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